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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
+1 202-408-1600
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (57 reviews)
“empanadas” (65 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (32 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here before a hockey game and the place was super busy. We had made reservations and were seated within about 10min. We shared tapas with among the table. They serve bread which seems buttered and served with some sort of cinnamon spread which...More

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a large group that needed separate checks. Wait staff took it in stride with a smile. Very fast service. Great food. Loved the plantain chips with guacamole dip and the Churasco al Cubano (steak).

Thank C C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in, we knew it would be a great experience! BEAUTIFUL ambiance and excellent service, the cocktails were delicious ( I recommend the Piscojito!) The food was outstanding we ordered a la carte because the Brunch Especiale sounded like it may...More

Thank DawnsEscapades
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in twice during our visit to DC, both times during their happy hour (4p-7p). There is a small drink menu during happy hour but the prices were great. The small bites happy hour menu is really cool. It has numerous choices of Cuban-style...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a party of 8 for a birthday dinner. They had set up a table for us next to the dance floor which was evident when we came in, but for some reason decided to break that table down and seat us in...More

1  Thank Steve O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with the family, tried four dishes and some appetizers all of the were very good but the best one was the "Siete Potencias" its a seafood soup with a LOT pf flavor, have to try it. mad of course the ambiance was excellent....More

Thank Denter46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful menu and selection of Cuban food! The mango butter was wonderful and well as the entire entrée! Drink menu and dessert menu offer great choices! Price is right!

Thank RKB66534
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had been to Cuba Libre for dinner years ago and decided to meet a foreign business associate there for lunch. We were both impressed. I had the El Cubana sandwich. It was a good portion and tasty lunch. I'll be back.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The vibe is good but service and food was so so. We made reservations for 6 people for 8:30. Stephanie at the host desk is wonderful, friendly, and remembered us from a phone conversation. We were seated immediately ordered drinks. My husband and I ordered...More

Thank ch3rishdc
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Coming from out of town I didn’t know what to expect. I planned a meetup of about 20 people and they accommodated us nicely in the back room. The food was fantastic. Service was great and staff was friendly. After dinner a couple of us...More

Thank Daneen B
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Response from LuzMarizza | Reviewed this property |
there is a parking garage near the movie theater. visiting Washington DC implies a lot of walking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
    (Corner of 9th & H Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Two Blocks away from Chinatown Metro Stop (Red, Yellow, Green Lines). Four Blocks from Metro Center Stop (Orange & Blue Lines)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-408-1600
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